Those [FISL] warrants are obtained in a secret court which has only denied three requests in nearly 30 years and which allows law enforcement to initiate surveillance before the warrant is obtained, Michael Steinberg, legal director of the ACL
A young North Seattle couple is suing the Lake Forest Park Police Department after an officer entered their home at night without a search warrant in an effort to find a friend of theirs wanted on a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge.
The trade in bogus identification cards is booming since Sunnis and Shiites alike try to hide their heritage behind a different surname and protect themselves from sectarian assault.
Three employees of a downtown Albuquerque bar have been arrested for videotaping special investigations officers who were administering breath tests to pedestrians Saturday. Now, the three men are considering filing a civil rights lawsuit against the
The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.
The Bush administration asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program, arguing that defending the 4-year-old wiretapping program would risk national security.
A federal judge heard arguments in a suit arguing that US President George W. Bush overstepped his authority when he authorized the use of warrantless wiretaps on Americans.
In a sharply worded letter to President Bush, an important Congressional ally charged that the administration violated the law by failing to inform Congress of some secret intelligence programs and risked losing Republican support on national securit
Fox News' Fox & Friends, suggested that the U.S. government should "put up the Office of Censorship,". (VIDEO)
Money transfer agencies have delayed or blocked thousands of cash deliveries on suspicion of terrorist connections simply because senders or recipients have names like Mohammed or Ahmed, company officials said.
To her defenders, Tina Carlsen was a concerned mother exploring natural alternatives to surgery for her 9-month-old infant. To the state, she was a kidnapper who prompted an Amber Alert and an order restricting contact with her toddler until after he
The federal government will pay a Texas law school $1 million to do research aimed at rolling back the amount of sensitive data available to the press and public through freedom-of-information requests. Beginning this month, St. Mary's Univers
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently began funding a new research area that includes a study of blogs. Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism. Dr. Brian
An Ottumwa rock musician whose protest against the city led to charges of flag desecration has challenged the 106-year-old law in federal court. Scott Wayne Roe, 40, has a hearing Thursday in Wapello County court on the flag-desecration charge. He
Redflex in many localities helps process the tickets, too. While enriching some city coffers, it also enables cops to nab lawbreakers without being on the scene.
A founding member of a hippie movement called the Rainbow Family suggested Saturday that it launch a federal lawsuit against a growing crackdown on their annual gatherings. Barry Adams, known in the Rainbow Family as Barry Plunker, told a council
The US NSA asked AT&T inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before th Sept. 11, 20001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court. The allegation is part of a court filing adding AT&
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered the release of intelligence reports prepared for the state Office of Homeland Security, a move administration officials say will quell complaints that California engaged in widespread monitoring of political pro
Police in this western Massachusetts town say they have seized a digital camera with images of celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Africa for an investigation by Los Angeles authorities. Accompanied by Secret Service officers, went to t
Thousands of bikers roared into the town made famous by Marlon Brando's 1953 film "The Wild One", defying a city council decision to cancel one of the country's most celebrated motorcycle rallies. The bikers cruised Hollister**Q*
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's anti-terror office said that it has never monitored the activities of political groups in California, in response to a newspaper report that it had tracked rallies and protests. Did not dispute a report in the Los Ang
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office in charge of protecting California against terrorism has tracked demonstrations staged by political and antiwar groups, a practice that senior law enforcement officials say is an abuse of civil liberties.
(Excellent article about Blair's grab for power) In the guise of fighting terroism and maintaining public order, Tony Blair's Government has quietly and systematically take power from Parliament and the British people. The author charts a 9-
Earlier this week, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network released documents showing that the Pentagon conducted surveillance on a more extensive level than first reported late last year. De-classified documents show that the agency spied on **QQ*
The problem with the American military today is that it doesn't have a giant, robotic airship, two-and-a-half times the size fof the Goodyear blimp, that can watch over an entire city at once. Thankfully, the Pentagon's way-out research arm
The ACLU today announced that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act requests with the primary American security agencies for information relating to the use of "cutting-edge brain-scanning technologies" on suspected terrorists, RAW STOR
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has conceded another legal victory to a group of Connecticut libraries. The NSL is a little known statute in the Patriot Act that permits law enforcement to obtain records of people not necessarily suspected of an
Belgium's government said on Monday it was investigating the legality of counter-terrorism searches by U.S. officials of thousands of private records held by Brussels-based international bank cooperative SWIFT.
A federal appeals court on Friday declined to force the government to turn over information on the National Security Agency's wiretapping program to a man charged in a terrorism case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of
A federal court in California released a previously sealed 40-page document on Thursday in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against AT&T, which bolster allegations that the telecommunications giant built secret rooms to allow the NSA